For the record... I asked a simple question about park skiing and how it would affect my skis.
This has turned into an agressive discourse - which was NEVER my intention.
GateCrasher - you first post was ever so slightly inflamatory:
Scraping your edges across metal - is there really any question if they are going to be not as sharp when you're done? I would think that continual heavy pressure (read: bodyweight)and movement would eventually find a way to delaminate the ski.
I can see rounding the edges to reduce friction but the skis have got to be really lousy anywhere but that little terrain park. Great hold on the ice I'll bet.
I cringe when I see kids doing this - it goes against all the years of perfecting the art of hand tuning.
Poet - you took the discussion to a new level with the flaming post:
When someone can do something on skis that you can't, they're a better skier than you in a certain aspect. Get over it.
Also, it's much more difficult to slide a 100 foot rail than to carve a perfect gay turn on a groomer, not to mention much more risk involved. Get over it old-timers, make all the excuses you want about what's skiing and what is not, you're just too old to take the punishment of sliding a rail, and your elite glory days are OVER. New school is here, the sport has evolved, and stakes are higher than they have EVER been before.
Afraid of ruining your edges, go search for that "perfect PSIA turn" and stay the hell out of the park where the real risk taking soldiers are pushing the limits that have never been seen before. (think inverted airs to rails)
Gatecrasher posted a rebuttal... I will give you credit for the foreword - we *are* all on the same team.
Poet - I posted a very gentle chastisement, to which you replied with a crude innuendo.
Many people were not amused by that comment, including me. AND, I did exericse tolerance and humor for several more days.
This discussion board is a place where people come to find comraderie and support. Therefore:
Poet: if you don't have anything supportive or constructive to add to our forum, then I invite you to leave. If you chose to stay, then you need to dismiss your close-minded attitude.
That being said - I am closing this discussion.